Frogs On The Jail

Many of the buildings in Newark’s downtown have some odd decorative features, the troll on the corner of South Park and South 3rd street being the most popular. They leave you to wonder if they are were strictly for enjoyment or if there is some meaning behind them. From what I’ve been told by historians and architects, they were done strictly for the art and entertainment value of them. 

One does have to wonder what a happy frog is doing on such a foreboding building as the old Licking County Jail. It’s an odd site that goes unnoticed to many. I never noticed until after I took this picture. 

If anyone has any information about the frog, feel free to leave a comment.

Frog on the old Licking County Jail in Newark, Ohio.

The frog is in the upper left of this photo of the side entrance of the old Licking County jail.

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